10 BOCNEWS.com FEBRUARY 2018 Who Are the True Israelites? If you were to choose an image below that depicted the Israelites, which image would you choose? More than likely you would choose one of the imag- es depicting a person with a fairer skin tone. Most people, even some historians, would agree with you. The bible, on the other hand, would not. There has been an incredibly elaborate trick played on us. One that has been hundreds of years in the making. If you take a close look into the Bible, you will find that the true Hebrews were not fair skinned. They were of a much darker complex- ion. They were 'black'. The following quotes and scriptures speak to the apparel of the Israelites. After you finish read- ing, take another look at the images of the ancient Egyptian tile inlays below, and ask yourself again... Who are the true Israelites?: "And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives of your son’s and your daughter’s, bring them unto me." —Exodus 32:2 (KJV) "And Mose’s brought Aaron’s Son’s and put coats upon them, and girded them with girdles and put bon- net’s upon them; as the Lord Commanded Mosses." — Leviticus 8:13 9 (KJV) "Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue." — Numbers 15; 38 (KJV) Let’s take the word "ruddy". In the Apocrypha, 1957 and before, the word meant to be "radiant" as used in Ester 14:5, "She was radiant with perfect beauty, and she looked happy." Now Let's look at a newer version of the Apocrypha from the 1960’s up to today. "And she was ruddy through the perfection of her beauty, and her countenance was cheerful and very ami- able" "1963 in a back-handed way, they tell the reader's what color the Hebrews wore in their efforts in changing the word meaning from Radiant to Red. RUDDY, a word used to refer to a red or fair com- plexion, in contrast to the DARK SKIN of the HEBREWS ( I Sam. 16:12; 17: 42; S. of Sol. 5: 10)" — from the Zondervan Pictorial Bible Dictionary THE ENEMIES OF EGYPT at the Temple of Ramesses III, palace entrance New Kingdom, Twentieth Dynasty. The palace entrances were decorated at the bottom on both sides with representations of Egypts enemies. SCRIPTURE